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Pleasure Dome’s New Toronto Works is a high voltage programme of new media artworks: a cinematic screening stitched together by a live wire. In an exhibition that combines emerging and established artists; and features works that range from glitch art to animation, essay films to archival interventions, ‘newness’ describes the conceptual and aesthetic intensity that links these ten experimental pieces. Here, this programme’s refusal of a singular connective thematic tissue makes for a pulsating trip across works that are truly distinct from one another. As each short film begins, our spectatorial experience is refreshed by the incisive imaginations of these Toronto-based creators who probe urgent and unexpected questions.
Featuring new works by Sophie Jaworski, Bo Fan, Nikole Hidalgo McGregor, Madi Piller, Sonia Beckwith Cole, Renee Lear, Freya Björg Olafson, Cody Rooney, Jan Swinburne, and Andrew Lennox.
Image credit: The Bathers, Sonia Beckwith Cole, 2019.